A selection of featured companies that made big strides in the past year
Klouser helps wellness digital content creators monetize their content and build strong communities. The company added new users at an impressive rate and raised funding in 2021.
Alex Vaisberg, Leandro Rosenthal
Aipha-G transforms virtual experiences across the health, legal, and educational industries into realistic experiences through AR, VR and communications technology. They raised funding in 2021.
Sergio Emanuel Cusmai
Ualabee is a platform providing schedules and routes for urban transport, micromobility, and ride-hailing services. They have expanded to Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay.
Joaquin Di Mario
Xcapit is a smart wallet mobile app that fosters a culture of cryptocurrency savings among young people. They announced an ETH 43.7821 investment from UNICEF Innovation Fund in 2021.
Fernando Boiero, José Ignacio Trajtenberg
Bastó is a virtual fencing and intelligent collar system for livestock herding, increasing efficiency, profitability and sustainability through monitoring and control of grazing. They raised funding in 2021.
Martín Sebastian Tosco Sanchez
Sellers is an ecommerce marketplace for manufacturers, suppliers and resellers to setup product commissions and sales agreements. They have grown to 500+ producers and 1000+ resellers.
Far.me is an online pharmacy that simplifies and personalizes drug delivery and dispensing, with the aim to improve the management of multiple medications. The company added customers in 2021.
Samilla Dornellas, Luciana Raid Farnese, Marina Dias
Ways is a platform offering in-person and online programming for children and adolescents, to awaken talents and prepare for professions of the future. They won R$300k at Rio Innovation Week 2022.
Marina Gontijo Santos Teixeira
IcePlay is an edtech platform providing streaming and e-courses for high school students, aligned with BNCC and CNE curricula standards in Brazil. They achieved impressive early traction in 2021.
Visuri is a medical device manufacturer of neuromuscular electrical stimulation equipment for therapeutic applications in critical care. The company raised funding in 2020, and is profitable.
Angelo Zandona Freitas, Henrique Martins, Bruno Silveira Avelar
Coodesh is a recruitment platform connecting validated remote developers with tech companies ready to hire for great career opportunities. They grew quickly adding customers throughout 2021.
Kovver is an music mobile app that provides automatic channel-splitting tech and a music library for play-along backing tracks, vocal training, and music studies. The company has raised funding.
Lucas Parducci Camargo
MeuChapa is a flexible hiring platform for contractor temps and professional laborers, to get project scheduled and performed reliably, cost-effectively and simply. The company has raised funding.
Guilherme Fernandes, Joao Biarari
Liconic Technology produces hybrid-ethanol power units for drones and small vehicles, replacing traditional batteries for 3x flight time with low cost, low noise, low vibration micro-combustion engines.
João Vitor Valentin Arruda
Voit is a marketplace application for buying and selling secondhand sports equipment and apparel, with the mission of democratizing access to sports. The company raised funding in 2021.
Gustavo Ribeiro Bakai
Kultua is an HR SaaS for organizational diagnostics, people analytics, and implementation and management of 'rituals' aligned with company cultural strategy. They grew quickly in 2021 and are profitable.
Material Agora is a construction materials purchasing platform that speeds up quotation and purchase processes and monitors materials delivery. They added new customers quickly in 2021.
Bruna Bertino, Eduardo Odon Torres
Favo is an online retailer of hydroponics and urban agricultural equipment, including pumps, irrigation systems, and sensors. The company added new customers and grew quickly throughout 2021.
Conecte.ai is a software sales solution for regional Internet Service Providers to sell fixed broadband plans. The company grew quickly throughout the past year, adding new customers.
Contraktor is digital signature and document management to sign, monitor, and keep track of documents all in one place. The company announced it had raised R$ 2M from KPTL in September 2021.
Polen is B2B platform enabling corporate buying and selling of waste stream products. The company signed many customers and was ranked in the Top 10 of the 100 Open Startups Ranking.
Renato Paquet, Renata Chemin De Oliveira, Lucas Farias de Moraes Sarmento
Cogni is a cognitive therapy mobile app for therapists to interact with patients in real-time, and monitor their progress over time with records and reporting tools. The company raised funding in 2020.
TippsLive is a travel services community platform for travel agencies, connecting experienced travelers and local experts with tourists seeking ideas and information. The company added users in 2021.
Bankman is community-powered fintech marketplace, allowing self-employed agents to help local underbanked people access financial services, and for businesses to adopt new digital solutions.
João Pedro Teles
Alfred Delivery is a last-mile logistics provider of local deliveries for partners including restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacies, and more. They raised funding in 2022, and have grown 23x over the past 2 years.
Ally is a sales channel to simplify the study abroad experience, by connecting recruitment partners, service providers and partner schools on a single payments platform. They have raised pre-seed funding.
VOA Educação provides tools to measure and develop student socio-emotional skills. The edtech was acquired by Vivadí in November 2021 in a consolidation of the Brazilian soft skills market.
SleepUp is a sleep personal assistant that works to improve sleep through virtual treatments and continuous biometric monitoring. The company announced a R$ 2M raise in November 2021.
Renata Redondo Bonaldi
Amachains is a supply chain traceability company using blockchain compliances, to build transparent and trustworthy relationships for agribusiness and family farms. They raised R$400k in 2021.
FAARO is a platform for managing works of art, collectibles, and luxury assets offering specialized services like cataloging, insurance, evaluation and more. They managed assets valuing R$2B+ in June 2021.
Alisson Silva Ribeiro De Mendonça
Play2sell is platform that uses gamification techniques to train salespeople and manage sales teams. The company raised a R$2M round in 2021, bringing their total funding raised to R$4.9M.
naPorta is last-mile delivery connecting favelas to the digital world, putting marginalized communities on the map for ecommerce, even for locales without formal delivery addresses. They have raised funding.
GoPlaceIt is a real estate marketplace enabling commercial and residential property search and alerts, as well as ability to lease, buy and sell on the platform. They have raised more than USD $5M.
Linxe empowers SMEs to offer payroll-based financial services to their employees, giving them greater financial control. They have raised more than USD $600k to date, and joined Techstars in 2021.
Branddu is a D2C white-label merchendising marketplace and direct distributor, offering more than 15,000 customizable products across 46+ categories. The company grew quickly throughout 2021.
doc-doc is a telemedicine mobile app focused on connecting patients directly with medical specialists. They have raised at least USD $1M in funding from investors, including 500 Startups and Startup Chile.
David Ramírez, Gabriel Castillo Szpoganicz
WhiteJaguars is a cybersecurity SaaS company providing PenTesting, AppSec, DevSecOps, Digital Forensics services and more. The company added new customers quickly throughout 2021.
OneCarNow! is a car rental subscription service for gig workers and those ignored by traditional lenders, offering a simpler and more accessible approach to car acquisition. They raised funding in 2021.
Mairon E. Sandoval
Aplicate is a personalized wellness mobile app to create custom and comprehensive health plans in seconds that encompass nutrition, exercise routines and mental health guidance. They added users in 2021.
FarmaGO is a digital pharmacy allowing patients to schedule medication deliveries on a recurring basis, and for doctors to write prescriptions electronically. The company added many new users in 2021.
Diego Chavez Ruiz Garza, Miguel Fernández de Castro Martínez
Moovin is a B2B provider of last-mile deliveries, as well as of full ecommerce storage and fulfillment services, offering integrations with apps like Shopify. They have raised more than USD $4M to date.
Javier Nuñez Salas
Fohat is an energy monitoring, intelligence and grid operations software service, helping understand electrical use patterns to enable clean energy transitions. They have raised at least USD $2M to date.
Tienditapp is a B2B mobile application allowing bodegas and small store owners to order products directly from manufacturers, at no shipping cost and payable in cash. They raised USD $1.6M in 2020.
Keyboo is a lead-gen platform for the events industry, focused on corporate events and providing a marketplace for both virtual and in-person events service providers. The company raised funding in 2021.
Ana Lizz Pardo Tarabay, Diego Sanchez Padilla
Indigo Drones provides UAV services including fumigation, photogrammetry and remote sensing applications, as well as direct sales of specialized drone hardware. They added new customers in 2021.
Wombo Academy is a training and coaching platform for e-sports players, focusing on League of Legends, Valorant and CS:GO. They raised $300k in 2021 from Startup Chile, 500 Startups, and Myelin VC.
GoGenetic is gene-based testing and sequencing solutions provider of RT PCR for biocontrol in agriculture, livestock, food testing, and more. They added new services and customers in 2021.
Michelle Zibetti Tadra Sfeir
Tally Legal is an online legaltech service for SMEs that makes it simple to charter, incorporate, and register a company in Latin America. The company has raised pre-seed funding.
Ignacio Bermudez Casco, Pablo Rocha
Veroo is a D2C coffee subscription service connecting small producers and roasters throughout Brazil to conscious coffee consumers. The company raised USD $200k from FEA Angels in 2021.
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